LANSING, February 2, 2000 — A Detroit man said he knew he would win big with the Lottery one day, and that premonition came true when he won the $100,000 top prize in the Lottery’s Cash 5 game!
The 49-year-old winner, who requested anonymity, matched all five numbers in the January 27 Cash 5 drawing — 5, 8, 10, 12 and 23. The lucky Cash 5 ticket was purchased at M&S Liquor Inc., 15500 E. Warren Ave., in Detroit.
"I watch every Cash 5 drawing, and that’s how I learned that I had won," the winner said. "I told my brother that I would win the top Cash 5 prize someday. I had a lucky feeling all week prior to the night I won!"
The Detroit man said he has been playing Michigan Lottery games for the past 13 years, and his favorite game is Cash 5. The Atek Thermal Forming employee said he hasn’t yet had a chance to think about what he wants to do with his winnings.
The lucky man encourages other Lottery hopefuls to keep playing, and he offered the following words of wisdom: "In order to win you have to participate!"
Cash 5 drawings are conducted every Monday through Friday at 7:28 p.m. Tickets are available for Cash 5 and other Michigan Lottery on-line games at more than 6,400 Lottery retailers throughout the state.